Looking for information on a John Paulus (and his family) who was born about 1807 in Pennsylvania.He married a woman named Catherine who was born in Cambria township, Somerset county, Pennsylvania on December 2, 1804.John died in Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana on March 15, 1887.Catherinine died in Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana on May 11, 1880.Catherine's obituary states that the couple had 6 children.In 1850 the family can be found in Canton Township, Stark County, Ohio, with the following children, Daniel Paulus born about 1830; Barbara Ann Paulus born about 1833; Sarah Paulus born about 1838; Susanna born about 1840; and Catharine born about 1842.
Obitituaries for John and Catherine are copied below.
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Goshen Daily News (Goshen, Indiana), Tuesday, March 15, 1887
John Paulis, on Seventh street, is gradually failing, and the end is near.
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Daily News (Goshen, Indiana), Wednesday, March 16, 1887, Page1
Death of An Old Citizen
John Paulis, departed this life on yesterday evening about four o'clock, at the family residence on South Seventh Street, after a protracted illness.The deceased was in his 80th year, and about 30 years of that time had been spent in Goshen.
The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock, from the German M. E. Church.
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The Times (Goshen, Indiana), Thursday May 20, 1880, Page 2
MRS CATHERINE B. PAULUS
Died in this city in Tuesday morning, May 11, 1880.Mrs. Catherine B. Paulus, wife of our fellow townsman, John Paulus, aged 75 years, 3 months, and 9 days.
The subject of this brief memoir was born in Cambria township, Somerset county, Pennsylvania on the 2d day of December, 1804.On the 29th of March in 1829, she was married to John Paulus in the state of Ohio where her parents had immigrated some ten years previous.About 20 years ago she and her husband became residents of this county, and lived in this city, until the day of her decease. She was the mother of six children, three of whom survive their mother.In the year 1830 she united with the Christian church in Stark county, O., and remained with that church until her death.
Mrs. Paulus was a kind-hearted friend and neighbor, and will be missed not only by her companion and children, but by her numerous friends and associates.For a number of years she has been an invalid, but her death so sudden was a surprise to all, even her own family.On Tuesday morning, though ailing more than usual for a few previous days, she arose and dressed herself and sat down in a chair and almost immediately expired.The cause of her death was neuralgia of the heart.On Wednesday afternoon, May 12th, her funeral was attended at the German M.E. Church by a large concourse of friends.The services were conducted in English by Rev. Chas. Ager, pastor of the Baptist Church, and in German by the pastor of German M.E. Church, Rev. J. Schnel, der, after which the remains were interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery.